95 affected with dengue in Pondy

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Puducherry, Oct 11 (UNI) As many as 95 persons have been affected with dengue in and around Puducherry so far.

According to an official release here today, the Health Department had taken blood samples from 138 persons affected with fever of which 55 tested positive for dengue.

Besides, 40 cases from outside Puducherry were reported at the Government General Hospital. They were advised to get admitted.

Meanwhile, Health Minister E Valsaraj today convened a meeting of senior officials from different departments to discuss ways and means to tackle the disease.

It was decided to hold dengue test along with that for malaria at all primary health centres. Drains would be cleaned and all tanks and ponds desilted to prevent mosquitoe breeding.

UNI

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